Average Exhibit Designer Salary

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The average salary for an Exhibit Designer is $49,177.
MEDIAN $49,177
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$39k - $74k
$249 - $6k
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$38k - $72k

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Job Description for Exhibit Designer

Exhibit Designer Tasks
  • Oversee the installation, maintenance, and fabrication of all museum exhibitions.
  • Oversee staff or volunteer work and maintain contractor records.
  • Coordinate with vendors contract services and supplies needed for the exhibit installations.
  • Assist in the design, fabrication, and budgeting of exhibit installations.

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Popular Skills for Exhibit Designer

Skills in 3D Rendering and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Exhibit Designer

An entry-level Exhibit Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,960 based on 6 salaries. An early career Exhibit Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,941 based on 120 salaries. A mid-career Exhibit Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,243 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Exhibit Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,330 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,000.
Employees with Exhibit Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (14.1% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (12.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.9% less).

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